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Government of Canada and Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek celebrate Grand Opening of
September 8, 2020 — Thunder Bay, Fort William First Nation Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada Health centers and infrastructure that meet and are tailored to Indigenous Peoples’ needs are fundamental for the well-being of individuals and communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the necessity of having this type of infrastructure even more critical, and Indigenous-led projects are part of the solution. Today, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North and Chief Joe Ladouceur from Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (BNA) celebrate and announce the grand opening of the community’s new Health Centre. Minister Hajdu attended an outdoor event in the community today to cut the ribbon marking this milestone. This facility will offer patient assessment and referral when needed, health promotion consultations and other health-related services to all members, as well as members of other nearby First Nations. Indigenous Services Canada provided $334,333 to BNA for the design and construction of the new Health Centre. This facility will offer patient assessment and referral, health promotion, consultation and other health-related services to members currently living on reserve, those living off reserve, and members of other nearby First Nations. This will enhance the communities control over the delivery of health services according to their priorities and needs. Quotes “Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek is proud to announce the opening of our new Health Centre. Since I have become Chief, we have worked tirelessly to prepare for the return of BNA members to their home community, and we now have 4 of our housing units rented to members living on the land year-round, with more housing being constructed. I believe that ensuring the safety and well-being of our members is of the utmost importance, and this new Health Centre will provide these important services to our membership, and to the surrounding region. We thank ISC for their support for this important milestone for our First Nation”. Chief Joe Ladouceur Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek “Congratulations to Chief Ladouceur and Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation on the grand opening of your new Health Centre. We are happy to continue to support and work collaboratively with the community as it makes progress on building infrastructure that will benefit the well-being of the whole community. We look forward to celebrating many more milestones and successes in the future.” The Honourable Marc Miller Minister of Indigenous Services “Congratulations to Chief Ladouceur and Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek on the grand opening of the community’s new Health Centre. This partnership is reconciliation in action. When people have equal access to health care, all of Canada benefits. The Health Centre will support a healthier region for generations to come. The Honourable Patty Hajdu Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North Quick facts[*] Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek is located 180 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay, Ontario on the southeast shore of Lake Nipigon and has year-round road access. [*] The Health Centre includes a vestibule, reception area, one assessment area, one exam room, one patient washroom, a living space with a kitchen and washroom, and a mechanical room. [*] Indigenous Services Canada continues to work with BNA on a number of other infrastructure projects, including housing, access road improvements, and the design of a three-phase power line so that their membership can occupy their reserve land. Associated links[*]For more information on Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek’s historyContacts For more information, media may contact: Emily Williams Press Secretary Office of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada 819-997-0002 Adrienne Vaupshas Press Secretary Office of the Honourable Marc Miller Minister of Indigenous Services [email protected] Chief Joe Ladouceur Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek [email protected] 807-632-5772 Media Relations Indigenous Services Canada 819-953-1160 [email protected] Stay connected Join the conversation about Indigenous peoples in Canada: Twitter: @GCIndigenous Facebook: @GCIndigenous Instagram: @gcindigenous Facebook: @GCIndigenousHealth Twitter: @Min_IndServ You can subscribe to receive our news releases and speeches via RSS feeds. For more information or to subscribe, visit www.isc.gc.ca/RSS. From:Canada.ca
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Government of Canada and Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek announce the Grand Opening
Thunder Bay, Fort William First Nation Territory, Ontario — Please be advised that the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (BNA) Chief Joe Ladouceur will participate in an outdoor event to celebrate the grand opening of the community’s new Health Centre. Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) Where: 1 Copper Thunderbird Road, Sand Point First Nation, ON, P0T 2B0 COVID-19 restrictions will apply, including social distancing measures and masks. Contacts For more information (media only): Chief Joe Ladouceur Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek [email protected] 807-632-5772 Adrienne Vaupshas Press Secretary Office of the Honourable Marc Miller Minister of Indigenous Services [email protected] ISC Media Relations [email protected] Follow us on Twitter: Minister Marc Miller GovCan – Indigenous From:Canada.ca
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Sidewalk and lane closures on Macdonald-Cartier Bridge
Gatineau, Quebec, September 4, 2020 – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to inform motorists and users that there will be sidewalk and lane closures on the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge to conduct general maintenance on the bridge. Sidewalk closures: [*]Sidewalk adjacent to the Ottawa-bound lane: Saturday, September 5, at 7:30 am to Monday, September 14, at 7 pm [*]Sidewalk adjacent to the Gatineau-bound lane: Monday, September 14, at 7 pm to Thursday, September 24, at 8 pm Lane closures: [*]1 Ottawa-bound lane: Saturday, September 5, and Sunday, September 6, from 7:30 am to 8 pm [*]1 Ottawa-bound lane: Tuesday, September 8, to Thursday, September 10, from 7 pm to 4 am [*]1 Ottawa-bound lane or Gatineau-bound lane: Saturday, September 12, from 7:30 am to 8 pm [*]1 Gatineau-bound lane: Sunday, September 13, from 7:30 am to 8 pm [*]1 Gatineau-bound lane: Monday, September 14, to Thursday, September 17, from 7 pm to 4 am [*]1 Gatineau-bound lane: Saturday, September 19, and Sunday, September 20, from 7:30 am to 8 pm The schedule may change due to weather conditions or unforeseen factors. PSPC encourages users to exercise caution when travelling on the bridge and thanks them for their patience. Contacts Real Property Services Public Services and Procurement Canada [email protected] Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook From:Canada.ca
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Streaming online free of charge on NFB.ca and YouTube as of July 13: the films f
July 8, 2020 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Get your headphones on! Starting July 13, enjoy a full sensory immersion in the Bas-Saint-Laurent with the world premiere of the 5 Shorts Project, whose fourth edition will stream online free of charge on NFB.ca and YouTube, wherever you are. The NFB has teamed up with Paralœil to produce this year’s series, whose four creative documentaries—Attuned by Steve Verreault and Sébastien Dave Tremblay, Mounds by Nicolas Paquet and Tom Jacques, It’ll Be Nice Out Tomorrow by Guillaume Lévesque and Antoine Létourneau-Berger, and Night Fair by Cynthia Naggar and Gueze—point up the power of audio and the present moment. Each employs a distinct aesthetic approach as they explore the influence of nature, machinery, the weather and dreams on everyday life. Launched at the NFB by the French Program’s Documentary Studio, the 5 Shorts Project visits Quebec’s regions to shine a spotlight on their filmmaking talents. After Quebec City, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean and Abitibi-Témiscamingue, the program now turns its attention to the Bas-Saint-Laurent, where the NFB worked with the Rimouski-based production centre Paraloeil. Quick facts [*]Starting July 13—a date marking their world premiere—the films from the 5 Shorts Project in the Bas-Saint-Laurent (Paraloeil/NFB) can be streamed free of charge from anywhere in the world on NFB.ca and YouTube. [*]This is the fourth edition of the 5 Shorts Project, an NFB initiative that showcases the talents of filmmakers from Quebec’s regions. [*]Each of the films (which run between four and six minutes) was created by a Bas-Saint-Laurent duo consisting of one filmmaker and one sound artist. The films are available in binaural audio, which is a 360˚ spatial soundscape optimized for headphones. [*]The 5 Shorts Project in the Bas-Saint-Laurent is produced by Nathalie Cloutier (NFB) and Valérie Mongrain (Paraloeil): Attuned by Steve Verreault and Sébastien Dave Tremblay A biologist and naturalist photographer trains his lens on the Matane area in this meditative ode to the benefits of nature. [*]Mounds by Nicolas Paquet and Tom Jacques A playful documentary on the monumental dance of a peat vacuum harvester, an impressive industrial machine invented in Rivière-du-Loup. [*]It’ll Be Nice Out Tomorrow by Guillaume Lévesque and Antoine Létourneau-Berger Celebrating the poetry of human speech as it presents Rimouski from a rare angle, this film explores how the weather permeates the collective and universal imagination. [*]Night Fair by Cynthia Naggar and Gueze A conceptual film that, in a striking marriage of art and science, translates the brain-wave activity of a night’s sleep into sound and image. – 30 – Stay Connected Online Screening Room: NFB.ca NFB Facebook | NFB Twitter | NFB Instagram | NFB Blog | NFB YouTube | NFB Vimeo About the NFB Related products[*]Electronic Press Kit available in French only | 5 Shorts Project Bas-Saint-LaurentAssociated links[*]ParalœilContacts Nadine Viau NFB Publicist C. : 514-458-9745 [email protected] Lily Robert Director, Communications and Public Affairs, NFB C.: 514-296-8261 [email protected] From:Canada.ca
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New temporary public policy will allow visitors to apply for a work permit witho
Revised August 25 Change intended to benefit employers who are still facing difficulties finding workers August 24, 2020—Ottawa—Visitors who are currently in Canada and have a valid job offer will be able to apply for an employer-specific work permit and, if approved, receive the permit without having to leave the country, thanks to a new public policy announced today by the Honourable Marco E.L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. This temporary policy change takes effect immediately and will benefit employers in Canada who continue to face difficulties finding the workers they need, as well as temporary residents who would like to contribute their labour and skills to Canada’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, temporary residents who remained in Canada were encouraged to maintain valid legal status. With air travel limited around the world, some visitors to Canada have been unable to leave, while some foreign workers had to change their status to visitor because their work permit was expiring and they didn’t have a job offer to be able to apply for a new work permit. Some employers in Canada have also faced ongoing labour and skills shortages throughout this period, including those who provide important goods and services that Canadians rely on. To be eligible, an applicant looking to benefit from this temporary public policy must [*]have valid status in Canada as a visitor on the day they apply [*]have been in Canada on August 24, 2020 and remained in Canada [*]have a job offer [*]submit an application for an employer-specific work permit that is supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or an LMIA-exempt offer of employment, no later than March 31, 2021 [*]meet all other standard admissibility criteria This temporary public policy also provides the opportunity for applicants who meet these criteria and who had a valid work permit in the past 12 months to begin working for their new employer before their work permit application has been fully approved. To do so, they need to follow the instructions for the process described here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/work-canada/permit/temporary/after-apply-next-steps.html#visitors Quotes “We have heard from employers who continue to face challenges recruiting and hiring the workers they need during the pandemic. At the same time, some visitors in Canada may be able to contribute their skills where there are labour shortages. The measures introduced today will now allow visitors to apply for work permits without having to leave the country first. This exemption from the normal temporary work permit requirements is aimed at removing barriers to create a more agile workforce that leverages visitors with the skills and experience to accelerate our economic recovery.” —The Honourable Marco E.L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Quick facts[*] Any type of visitor who meets the criteria is eligible to apply under this new public policy, including super visa holders, business visitors and those who entered Canada through a Global Skills Strategy work permit exemption. [*] Foreign nationals who arrive in Canada as visitors after August 24, 2020, are not eligible under the public policy. [*] Prior to this temporary policy change, a person applying as a temporary resident would usually need to apply for their initial work permit before they came to Canada. If they were already in Canada with visitor status when they were approved for a work permit, they would need to leave Canada and return before their work permit was issued to them. Associated links[*]How COVID-19 is affecting IRCC: Foreign workers[*]Process for public policy applicants who have had a work permit in the past 12 months[*]News release: Government announces help for employers to meet their labour needs[*]Web notice: Extension for temporary residents restoring their statusContacts Contacts for media only Mathieu Genest Minister’s Office Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 613-954-1064 Media Relations Communications Branch Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 613-952-1650 [email protected] From:Canada.ca
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Surplus Food Rescue Program provides up to $15.5 million to Canadian fish and se
August 24, 2020 - Halifax, Nova Scotia - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, Jaime Battiste, and Member of Parliament for Halifax West, Geoff Regan, on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, today highlighted support through the Surplus Food Rescue Program for vulnerable Canadians facing food insecurity and Canada’s fish and seafood industry. The program will purchase up to $15.5 million at the cost of production, of surplus fish and seafood which will be distributed to families in need. The funding was announced at Clearwater Seafoods, who in partnership with the Membertou First Nation, will receive $1.49 million towards the purchase of 150,000 pounds of surplus scallops. The project will distribute high quality scallops to Indigenous households, with the Membertou First Nation leading the distribution of the product to Mi’kmaq communities in Nova Scotia and across Atlantic Canada. In addition, Green Seafoods Ltd. will receive $55,230 through the program to rescue 24,000 pounds of frozen, cooked blue mussels. The mussels will be distributed to vulnerable populations in Nova Scotia through Feed Nova Scotia’s existing distribution network. The innovative Surplus Food Rescue Program is a $50-million federal initiative designed to repurpose and redistribute food inventories of high volume, highly perishable surplus products falling under horticulture, meat, and fish and seafood to vulnerable Canadians, while avoiding food waste. These surpluses were created because the COVID-19 pandemic largely shut down the restaurant and hospitality industry, leaving many producers without a key market for their food commodities. The Program awarded contributions to eight organizations who will be leveraging existing networks and food hubs, established by national food recovery agencies and companies, to bring the food to all regions of the country. The fish and seafood sector makes up approximately one third of these contributions, and will result in 2.6 million pounds of fish and seafood, including walleye, salmon, tuna sole and pollock, scallops, and blue mussels, to be purchased and distributed charity organizations and food-insecure families across Canada. Quotes “Our fish and seafood harvesters work day in and day out throughout the harvesting season to earn a good living and feed families here in Canada and around the world. Through this initiative, we are able to rescue a significant portion of this year’s catch and ensure it gets to those who need it most. It's a win-win.” - The Honourable Marie Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food “Since the COVID-19 pandemic reached our shores, Nova Scotians have demonstrated an outstanding level of compassion for those among us who needed a helping hand. Through this program, the federal government is enabling community organizations to acquire food to distribute to those in need, while also lending a hand to our fish harvesters, who are so integral to our economy and our identity as Nova Scotians." - The Honourable Geoff Regan, Member of Parliament for Halifax West "Nova Scotia has rightly earned a reputation for providing world-class seafood to consumers around the world. This partnership between Clearwater Seafoods and the Mi'kmaq community of Membertou will ensure that, rather than go to waste, this surplus will be distributed to Indigenous communities here in Nova Scotia and across Canada." - Jaime Battiste Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria “Clearwater is very pleased to participate in this program that will provide free access to nutritious, high quality seafood to First Nations families in Atlantic Canada.” - Ian Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Clearwater Seafoods Quick facts[*] Food is purchased at cost of production, so that producers and processors will be compensated fairly for what would otherwise be lost, but will not make a profit. [*] Since 1976, Clearwater Seafood, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia has grown to become one of the world’s leading wild seafood companies dedicated to Sustainable Seafood Excellence. [*] According to Statistics Canada, one in seven Canadians indicated that they live in a household where there was food insecurity over a one month period during the COVID-19 pandemic. [*] Inuit, First Nations, Inuit and Métis adults across the North experience five to six times higher levels of food insecurity than the Canadian national average. [*] In 2019, there were 1.1 million visits to food banks and 5.6 million meals served on average each month. [*] This announcement builds on the measures we have introduced to keep Canada’s agri-workforce strong, including: $100 million for food banks and local food organizations to help Canadians experiencing food insecurity, which is helping serve an estimated 2 million Canadians through 1,800 different community-level food organizations. [*]Over $77 million in funding for the Emergency Processing Fund (EPF), whose objectives include helping companies implement changes to safeguard the health and safety of workers and their families. [*]$25 million through Nutrition North to ensure food security for Canada’s most vulnerable [*]Travel exemptions for all temporary foreign workers, including seasonal agricultural workers and fish/seafood workers. [*]$50 million in funding for the Mandatory Isolation Support Program for Temporary Foreign Workers to help the farming, fish harvesting, and food production and processing sectors cover the incremental costs associated with the mandatory 14-day isolation period imposed under the Quarantine Act on temporary foreign workers upon entering Canada. Related products[*]Government of Canada investment brings nutritious surplus food to vulnerable Canadians[*]Government of Canada implements surplus food rescue program to help alleviate food concerns of vulnerable Canadians (AAFC)Associated links[*]Support for Canada’s food supply system (PMO)[*]Clearwater SeafoodContacts Jean-Sébastien Comeau Press Secretary Office of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food [email protected] 343-549-2326 Media Relations Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Ottawa, Ontario 613-773-7972 1-866-345-7972 [email protected] Follow us on Twitter: @AAFC_CanadaLike us on Facebook: CanadianAgriculture From:Canada.ca
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Inauguration of the Chambly Jetty - Chambly Canal National Historic Site
Federal Infrastructure Investment Program Chambly Canal National Historic Site Located on the west bank of the Richelieu River, 20 kilometres southeast of Montreal, the Chambly Canal extends for about 20 kilometres between the municipalities of Saint‑Jean-sur-Richelieu and Chambly. A true oasis for cycling, boating and outdoor enthusiasts, the Chambly Canal offers moments of pure relaxation in an environment shaped by 175 years of history. In addition, its nine locks and a bridge are now manually operated, as they were when the Canal opened in 1843. Investing in federal infrastructure works     Project name: Chambly Canal - Rehabilitation of the Chambly Jetty Project description: Since its funding was announced in 2018, the Chambly Jetty has been completely rebuilt to restore access to users while ensuring their safety and maintaining recreational activities. The work included the following features: a slight increase in height, steel sheet piling on the north, east and west facades, a concrete cope wall, concrete filling of steel sheet piling facades, as well as a structural slab. The use of durable materials such as concrete will give the structure a minimum service life of 50 years. The lay-to wharves can now be installed before the boating season each year. Quality street furniture were also installed, including lamp posts with decorative aluminum details and LED lighting, benches with and without backs, railings made of galvanized steel pipes, waste and recycling bins, bike racks, planters, and Adirondack chairs. Parks Canada is carrying out infrastructure work at sites such as the Chambly Canal National Historic Site to ensure safe, high-quality visitor experiences by improving heritage assets, visitor facilities, waterways and roads located in national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas. -30- From:Canada.ca
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Lynn Lake Gold Project - Public Comments Invited
August 26, 2020 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Lynn Lake Gold Project, located approximately 1000 kilometres north of Winnipeg, near Lynn Lake, Manitoba. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the potential environmental effects of the project and the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects as described in the proponent's summary of the Environmental Impact Statement. This is the third of four opportunities for the public to comment on the environmental assessment of the project. Virtual open houses, hosted by the Agency, will be held during the 45-day consultation period to share information on the progress of the federal environmental assessment process for the project and to explain next steps. Representatives from expert federal departments and the proponent will also be available to answer questions from participants. Written comments in either official language will be accepted until October 10, 2020. Comments can be submitted online by visiting the project home page on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry (reference number 80140). All comments received will be published online as part of the project file. The Agency recognizes that it is more challenging to undertake meaningful public engagement and Indigenous consultation in light of the circumstances arising from COVID-19. The Agency continues to assess the situation with key stakeholders, make adjustments to consultation activities, and is providing flexibility as needed in order to prioritize the health and safety of all Canadians, while maintaining its duty to conduct meaningful engagement with interested groups. For more information on the project, the review process and alternative means of submitting comments, visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/iaac. As a next step, the Agency will prepare the draft Environmental Assessment Report and the potential environmental assessment conditions for the project. The public will be invited to comment on these documents during a final public comment period on this project. Associated links[*]Lynn Lake Gold Project (Impact Assessment Agency of Canada)[*]Basics of Environmental Assessment (Impact Assessment Agency of Canada)Contacts Media Relations Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 343-549-3870 [email protected] Follow us on Twitter: @IAAC_AEIC #LynnLake From:Canada.ca
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Edmonton International Film Festival gets animated with three NFB shorts. Cather
August 18, 2020 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Three National Film Board of Canada produced and co-produced short films are being featured at the Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF), taking place October 1 through 10. NFB works at EIFF include two firsts by acclaimed Canadians: [*]Illustrator and author Catherine Lepage’s first film, The Great Malaise; [*]Award-winning filmmaker Robin McKenna’s first animated documentary, Thanadoula (Gaudete Films/NFB), featuring the exquisite art direction of Elise Simard. The festival is also showcasing I, Barnabé,produced by the NFB with the participation of ARTE France. It’s the second NFB animated short from Jean-François Lévesque, the multi-award-winning creator of The Necktie. The Great Malaise (5 min 19 s) Synopsis, biographies, images: mediaspace.nfb.ca/malaise A young woman describes herself and her life in glowing terms, but the visual narrative tells a different story: with heart-rending power it illustrates the heavy burden of anxiety carried by this worried overachiever. [*]The Great Malaise received the People’s Choice Award and Jury’s Special Mention/Canadian Competition at the Sommets du cinéma d’animation in Montreal, and was an official selection in the Generation 14plus section at the Berlinale. [*]Catherine Lepage is an illustrator and author whose works (including 12 mois sans intérêt, Thin Slices of Anxiety and Zoothérapie) have been translated and published around the world. Thanadoula (6 min 38 s; Gaudete Films/NFB)  Synopsis, biographies, images: mediaspace.nfb.ca/thanadoula “I could have been there with her…” Two sisters entwined by love. When Annie disappears, her younger sister, Natalie, seeks her out in an unconventional way: as a thanadoula, accompanying the dying in their final stages. Between their slow and final breaths, Natalie finds a bridge between life and death and, ultimately, a pathway to her sister. [*]Thanadoula will be in Official Competition at the 2020 Ottawa International Animation Festival. [*]Robin McKenna is an award-winning director, producer and writer of creative, personal documentaries whose feature documentary GIFT opened in theatres across the US and Canada in 2019 and was nominated for the DGC’s Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking. Her doc The Great War Experience won the Yorkton Film Festival’s Founder’s Award in 2007.   [*]Robin directed the 2018 short Geneviève Bujold: Art = Life, about legendary actress Geneviève Bujold, produced by the NFB for the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards.  [*]Elise Simard is the co-founder of the Astroplastique animation collective and her previous animation credits include her 2012 NFB short, My Little Underground, and the independently produced 2017 short Beautiful Like Elsewhere. I, Barnabé (15 min) Synopsis, biographies, images:  mediaspace.nfb.ca/i-barnabe Created using stop-motion animation, puppets, and traditional 2D animation, I, Barnabé takes a luminous look at a desperate man’s existential crisis. During a night of stormy drunkenness, he receives a visit from a mysterious bird and is forced to reconsider his life. [*]I, Barnabé has already been selected by many of the world’s top animation fests, including Annecy, Seoul and Ottawa. [*]Jean-François Lévesque began his work at the NFB back in 2004, when he won the French Animation Studio’s 17th Cinéaste recherché(e) Competition. His creative residency allowed him to complete The Necktie (2008), which would go on to win 15 awards, including the Jutra Award for best animated film and the Fabrizio Bellocchio de I Castelli Animati Prize in Italy. [*]In I, Barnabé, Jean-François continues the exploration of hybrid animation techniques he began with The Necktie. – 30 – Stay Connected Online Screening Room: NFB.ca NFB Facebook | NFB Twitter | NFB Instagram | NFB Blog | NFB YouTube | NFB Vimeo About the NFB Related products[*]Electronic Press Kit | I, Barnabé[*]Electronic Press Kit | Thanadoula[*]Electronic Press Kit | The Great MalaiseAssociated links[*]Edmonton International Film Festival[*]Gaudete Films[*]ARTE FranceContacts Katja De Bock NFB Publicist C.: 778-628-4890 [email protected] | @NFB_Katja Lily Robert Director, Communications and Public Affairs, NFB C.: 514-296-8261 [email protected] From:Canada.ca
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NFB at TIFF 2020. World premiere for Michelle Latimer\u2019s Inconvenient Indian
August 14, 2020 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Award-winning filmmaker, writer and activist Michelle Latimer’s feature documentary Inconvenient Indian (90th Parallel Productions/National Film Board of Canada) will have its world premiere as part of the Toronto International Film Festival’s TIFF Docs and TIFF Next Wave programs (September 10–19, 2020). About the film Inconvenient Indian dives deep into the brilliant mind of Thomas King, Indigenous intellectual, master storyteller, and author of the bestselling book The Inconvenient Indian, to take us on a critical journey through the colonial narratives of North America. In this time of momentous change and essential re-examination, Latimer’s Inconvenient Indian is a powerful visual poem anchored in the land and amplified by the voices of those who continue the tradition of Indigenous resistance. Artist activists, land protectors, hunters, and those leading cultural revitalization powerfully subvert the “inconvenience” of their existence, creating an essential new narrative and a possible path forward for us all. Inconvenient Indian is produced by Stuart Henderson (90th Parallel Productions), Justine Pimlott (NFB) and Jesse Wente. The executive producers are Gordon Henderson, for 90th Parallel Productions, and Anita Lee, head of the NFB’s Ontario Studio in Toronto. About the filmmaker Michelle Latimer is currently showrunning and directing the CBC series Trickster. Her 2017 eight-part Indigenous resistance series RISE premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was named Best Documentary Program at the 6th Canadian Screen Awards. Michelle’s short Nuuca premiered at TIFF 2017 and screened at the 2018 Sundance and Berlin film festivals. In 2020, she was named the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Sundance Institute Screenwriting Labs and was awarded the Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Award, a prize given to five international filmmakers for their work in social-justice filmmaking. This is her second collaboration with the NFB Ontario Studio, after her 2015 short Nimmikaage (She Dances for People), created as part of the series Souvenir. Michelle’s mixed heritage informs her filmmaking perspective, and much of her work is dedicated to the pursuit of Indigenous rights and sovereignty. She is of Algonquin, Métis and French heritage, from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg (Maniwaki), Quebec. She grew up on Treaty 9 territory in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and currently splits her time between there and Toronto, Canada. – 30 – Related Products Electronic Press Kit | Images, trailer, synopses: Inconvenient Indian Associated Links 90th Parallel Productions Toronto International Film Festival Stay Connected Online Screening Room: NFB.ca NFB Facebook | NFB Twitter | NFB Instagram | NFB Blog | NFB YouTube | NFB Vimeo About the NFB Related products[*]Electronic Press Kit | Inconvenient IndianAssociated links[*]90th Parallel Productions[*]Toronto International Film FestivalContacts Jennifer Mair NFB Publicist C.: 416-436-0105 [email protected] | @NFB_Jennifer Lily Robert Director, Communications and Public Affairs, NFB C.: 514-296-8261 [email protected] From:Canada.ca
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COVID-19 Update (August 28, 2020) - Government of Canada officials to hold a new
August 28, 2020, OTTAWA, ON - Government of Canada officials will hold a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Date August 28, 2020 Time 12:00 PM (EDT) Location West Block, Room 225 Parliament Hill Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario The media availability will also be held by teleconference. Toll-free (Canada/US) dial-in number: 1-866-206-0153 Local dial-in number: 613-954-9003 Passcode: 1622050# Twitter: @GovCanHealth Facebook: Healthy Canadians Contacts Media Relations Public Health Agency of Canada 613-957-2983 [email protected] From:Canada.ca
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NFB short filmmaking featured at TIFF 2020. World premiere of 4 North A, by accl
August 25, 2020 – Toronto – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The Toronto International Film Festival is presenting the world premiere of 4 North A, a new National Film Board of Canada animated short directed by Jordan Canning and Howie Shia, and written by Jordan Canning. “The idea for 4 North A grew out of memories my mother told me about, of summers she’d spent on Amherst Island as a child. I was struck by the recurrence of animals and death in her descriptions and began connecting them to a story of her tending her father’s final days in the hospital. Later, as I too found myself providing care for a beloved partner, I started imagining what it might have been like if my mother and I had been strangers in the same ward, going through these painful experiences—alone, but together.”  – Jordan Canning Canning and Shia’s short is part of an NFB selection at TIFF that includes Michelle Latimer’s new feature documentary Inconvenient Indian (90th Parallel Productions/National Film Board of Canada). Public screening schedule 4 North A Press and industry screening: September 10 | 11:00 a.m. EST | TIFF Digital Cinema Pro (online, accredited access only) Public screenings: September 11| 6:00 p.m. EST | Bell Digital Cinema (online, geo-restricted to Canada) Inconvenient Indian Press and industry screening: September 11 | 11:00 a.m. EST | TIFF Digital Cinema Pro (online, accredited access only) Public screenings: September 12 | 4:45 p.m. EST | TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 1 September 12 | 5:15 p.m. EST | TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2 September 13 | 6:00 p.m. EST | Bell Digital Cinema (online, geo-restricted to Canada) September 17 | 5:00 p.m. EST | TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2 About 4 North A A woman sits in a hospital room, alone with her dying father. As the constant din of antiseptic hospital noises pushes her to confront her inevitable loss, she escapes into a series of lush childhood memories. With its quiet yet expressive soundtrack, and a beautiful, subdued design that shifts between the pale palette of the hospital and the lively, painterly landscapes of the woman’s memories, 4 North A is a deeply personal film about mortality, memory, and discovering connection in unlikely spaces. The creators of 4 North A 4 North A is the first-ever collaboration between Jordan Canning and Howie Shia. Canning’s film credits include her features We Were Wolves (TIFF 2014) and Suck it Up, named Best Feature Film at the 2017 B3 Biennale in Frankfurt, her multi-award-winning 2010 animated short Not Over Easy, as well as her directorial work on the TV series Baroness Von Sketch Show, Burden of Truth and Schitt's Creek. Canning is originally from Newfoundland and Labrador. This is the fifth NFB short for the Saskatoon-born Shia, including his 2006 film, Flutter, the first work from outside Asia to win the prestigious Open Entries Grand Prize at the Tokyo Anime Awards, as well as BAM (TIFF 2015), which was nominated for Best Animated Short at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards. 4 North A is produced by Annette Clarke and executive produced by Annette Clarke (NFB Quebec and Atlantic Studio) and Michael Fukushima (NFB English Animation Studio), and was developed in association with The Newfoundland & Labrador Film Development Corporation – 30 – Stay Connected Online Screening Room: NFB.ca NFB Facebook | NFB Twitter | NFB Instagram | NFB Blog | NFB YouTube | NFB Vimeo About the NFB Related products[*]Electronic Press Kit | 4 North A[*]Electronic Press Kit | Inconvenient IndianAssociated links[*]90th Parallel Productions[*]Toronto International Film FestivalContacts Jennifer Mair NFB Publicist C.: 416-436-0105 [email protected] | @NFB_Jennifer Lily Robert Director, Communications and Public Affairs, NFB C.: 514-296-8261 [email protected] From:Canada.ca
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Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities
August 21, 2020 — Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada As of August 20, ISC is aware of these confirmed cases of COVID-19 for First Nations on reserve in provinces: [*]428 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 [*]35 hospitalizations [*]408 recovered cases There is a total of 17 confirmed positive cases in Nunavik, Quebec, and all have recovered. First Nations communities have been successful in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. When compared to the general Canadian population, the COVID infection rate, hospitalization rate, and death rate were lower in these communities. For example, the rate of COVID-19 reported among First Nations individuals living on reserve is currently one-quarter the rate of the general Canadian population. The epidemic curve continues to show signs of flattening, with the numbers of new and active cases dropping significantly in the most recent week. In order to keep flattening the curve and the infection rate low, we must all remain vigilant in employing measures to protect ourselves, our families and our communities from the spread of COVID-19. Individuals can help by: [*]avoiding all non-essential trips in the community; [*]limiting the size of group gatherings; [*]maintaining physical distancing of at least 2 arm-lengths (approximately 2 meters or 6 feet); [*]limiting contact with people at higher risk, such as seniors, those in poor health, or with underlying health conditions; [*]wearing a non-medical mask when physical distancing is not possible; and [*]following the recommended public health guidelines outlined by your province or territory of residence. On August 12, the Government of Canada announced an additional $305 million for the Indigenous Community Support Fund. This most recent announcement brings the Indigenous Community Support Fund to $685 million in total funding directly to First Nation, Inuit and Métis leadership as well as the organizations that support them. This fund is integral to equipping communities with what they need to prevent, prepare and respond to COVID-19 and to make the choices they need to make to keep their communities safe. It will be distributed through a combination of allocations directly to First Nations, Inuit and Métis leadership, and needs-based funding, which will be application driven and extend to First Nations living off reserve as well as Inuit and Métis living in urban centres. This fund is flexible and can be used to support the priorities of Indigenous leaders and Indigenous communities. More details will follow soon. With September right around the corner, ISC continues to work with partners to address additional challenges related to the re-opening of schools and to determine how to best respond to the pressures they are facing. We are supporting educational and other supports for children, for example, the procurement of public health measures such as non-medical face masks, acrylic sheets (plexiglass) retrofits and hand sanitizing stations for schools in First Nations communities. As the situation evolves, ISC will support First Nations and their partners in their decision-making process regarding school reopening for on-reserve establishments. Quick facts[*] Over $2 billion has been committed in specific support to Indigenous and northern communities and organizations. $285.1 million to support the ongoing public health response to COVID-19 in Indigenous communities. [*]$685 million for the distinctions-based Indigenous Community Support Fund. [*]$10 million for emergency family violence prevention shelters on reserve and in Yukon to support women and children fleeing violence. [*]$72.6 million for health and social services support to the governments of Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. [*]$34.3 million for territorial businesses, through CanNor’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund. [*]$25 million for enhancement to the Nutrition North Canada Subsidy. [*]$17.3 million in support for Northern Air Carriers. [*]$15 million for CanNor’s Northern Business Relief Fund. [*]Up to $306.8 million in interest-free loans to help small and medium-sized Indigenous businesses. [*]$75.2 million in 2020-21 in distinctions-based support for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation students pursuing post-secondary education. [*]$270 million to supplement the On-Reserve Income Assistance Program to address increased demand on the program, which will help individuals and families meet their essential living expenses. [*]$44.8 million over five years to build 12 new shelters, which will help protect and support Indigenous women and girls experiencing and fleeing violence. The Government of Canada will also provide $40.8 million to support operational costs for these new shelters over the first five years, and $10.2 million annually ongoing. Starting this year, $1 million a year ongoing will also be provided to support engagement with Métis leaders and service providers on shelter provision and community-led violence prevention projects for Métis women, girls, LGBTQ and two-spirited people. [*]$117 million in new funding to support community-owned Indigenous businesses and $16 million in new funding to support Indigenous tourism through the pandemic and into recovery. [*]In addition to providing support to hundreds of Indigenous communities across the country, the Indigenous Community Support Fund has supported approximately 260 Indigenous organizations serving Indigenous Peoples in urban centres. Associated links[*]Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Indigenous communities[*]Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Prevention and risks[*]COVID-19 guidance for schools Kindergarten to Grade 12[*]Risk mitigation tool for gatherings and events operating during the COVID-19 pandemicContacts For more information, media may contact: Adrienne Vaupshas Press Secretary Office of the Honourable Marc Miller Minister of Indigenous Services [email protected] Media Relations Indigenous Services Canada 819-953-1160 [email protected] Stay connected Join the conversation about Indigenous Peoples in Canada: Twitter: @GCIndigenous Facebook: @GCIndigenous Instagram: @gcindigenous Facebook: @GCIndigenousHealth Twitter: @Min_IndServ You can subscribe to receive our news releases and speeches via RSS feeds. For more information or to subscribe, visit www.isc.gc.ca/RSS. From:Canada.ca
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Technical briefing and announcement on transition from Canada Emergency Response
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland, and Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough, will hold a press conference on new measures to support Canadian workers through the next phase of the recovery. A media availability will follow the announcement. Please note that all details are subject to change. EVENT:   Media press conference DATE:     Thursday, August 20, 2020 TIME:      2:30 p.m. ET Media representatives wishing to participate in the teleconference should dial 1-866-206-0153 (toll-free in Canada and the United States) or 613-954-9003. The access code 4511840#. In-person details: West Block, Room 225 Parliament Hill, Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario EVENT:   Media technical briefing DATE:     Thursday, August 20, 2020 TIME:      12:30 p.m. ET Prior to the press conference, senior officials from Employment and Social Development Canada, the Canada Revenue Agency and the Department of Finance will hold a technical briefing under embargo. The briefing will take place via teleconference. The briefing is on background and not for attribution. RSVP: Media representatives who wish to participate are required to register in advance by sending an email to [email protected] . Dial-in information will be provided to registered media representatives upon registration. Documents will be shared under embargo with registered media before the briefing begins. - 30 - Contacts FOR INFORMATION (media only): For more information, please contact: Marielle Hossack Press Secretary Office of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion 819-956-3239 [email protected] Media Relations Office Employment and Social Development Canada 819-994-5559 [email protected] Follow us on Twitter From:Canada.ca
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FCAC Commissioner publishes decisions on financial institutions not meeting disc
August 20, 2020 Ottawa, Ontario  The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada’s (FCAC) role is to protect financial consumers by strengthening the financial literacy of Canadians and ensuring that regulated entities comply with their legislative obligations, codes of conduct and public commitments. Today, FCAC published three decisions. Commissioner’s Decisions are an important aspect of FCAC’s oversight of financial institutions to promote compliance with their consumer protection obligations. The publication of these Decisions is an example of how FCAC protects financial consumers and reflects FCAC’s commitment to transparency in its supervision and enforcement work. All three decisions published today relate to compliance failures with the cost of borrowing disclosure requirements. Federally-regulated financial institutions must provide consumers with a clear and consistent standard of disclosure on the charges and fees for credit products. Accurate information is important to enable consumers to make informed financial decisions. Decisions and their publication address past failures and promote future compliance. All federally-regulated financial institutions are expected to review the findings of the Decisions and apply them to their own practices, as appropriate, in an effort to achieve the highest levels of compliance with protections for financial consumers.  Commissioner’s Decisions also provide an opportunity to increase the awareness and understanding of financial consumers of what they can expect when dealing with their financial institutions. Consumers are reminded of the importance of reading the terms and conditions of credit products and carefully reviewing any charges or fees that apply. For details on the type of disclosure that consumers should expect on credit products, such as, credit cards, mortgages or lines of credit, please refer to the FCAC web site.  Quick facts[*] FCAC’s Supervision Framework explains the activities and tools that FCAC employs to conduct its supervision and enforcement work. [*] FCAC’s Adjudicative Guidelines describe the process for examining violations of legislative obligations, and with non-compliance of codes of conduct and public commitments. They also inform federally-regulated financial institutions on the process for making representations when the Agency issues a Notice of Violation against them and describe how impartiality is maintained during an investigation. [*] FCAC’s new powers under the Financial Consumer Protection Framework came into force on April 30, 2020 through legislative amendments to the Bank Act and the FCAC Act. For all three Decisions, FCAC applied the provisions on naming and penalties that were in effect prior to the legislative amendments because the violations occurred before April 30, 2020. Associated links[*]Decision 135[*]Decision 136[*]Decision 137[*]Supervision Framework[*]Guidelines for adjudicative processContacts Media Relations Financial Consumer Agency of Canada 613-941-4168 [email protected] Stay connected Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | YouTube From:Canada.ca
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Short-duration lane closures on Macdonald-Cartier Bridge
Gatineau, Quebec, August 20, 2020 – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that there will be short-duration lane closures on the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge for inspection work during the following period: [*]from Wednesday, August 26, at 10 pm to Thursday, August 27, at 6 am During this period, all lanes to Ottawa and Gatineau will be closed approximately twice per hour. Flagpersons will control traffic by performing slowdowns or short-duration restraints. Motorists can expect delays of up to 15 minutes. However, emergency vehicles will be permitted to cross the bridge. Sidewalks will remain open at all times. The schedule may change depending on weather conditions and the progress of inspections. PSPC encourages users to exercise caution when travelling on the bridge and thanks them for their patience. Contacts Real Property Services Public Services and Procurement Canada [email protected] Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook From:Canada.ca
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Government of Canada partners with Nunavut for renewable and energy-efficiency p
August 20, 2020 – Iqaluit, Nunavut The Government of Canada’s number-one priority remains keeping Canadians safe and supporting families and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the fight against climate change must continue, particularly for Northerners, who are at the frontlines of these changes, with Canada’s North warming at three times the global rate. That’s why Canada continues to work in partnership with the North to lower emissions, create conditions for clean jobs, and make life more affordable for Canadians, from coast to coast to coast. Today, the Minister of Northern Affairs, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and the Premier of Nunavut and Minister of Environment, the Honourable Joe Savikataaq, announced an investment to support the South Baffin Energy Management Project. The project will help improve energy efficiency and introduce renewable energy in 45 buildings owned by the Government of Nunavut in the six communities that make up the South Baffin region. The Government of Nunavut’s Department of Community and Government Services is supporting the community’s initiatives, with retrofits such as implementation of solar panels; upgrading lighting to LEDs; applying mechanical and control-system upgrades; taking building-envelope measures, such as air sealing; and installing water-saving fixtures. Additional measures will include retrofitting the territorially owned federal building in Iqaluit, outfitting nine community buildings with solar photovoltaic systems, and equipping one building with a solar hot-water system. Inuit are climate leaders, and their traditional knowledge and specialized skills are fundamental to climate action. This project applies the Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti policy, which will help create business for local construction trades and provide jobs and skill development for local Inuit. The South Baffin Energy Management Project will receive approximately $18.3 million through the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund. The Government of Nunavut’s Department of Community and Government Services is also contributing $8.6 million. Over the lifetime of this project, the Government of Nunavut will see a cumulative reduction of about 24,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. That amount is equivalent to removing approximately 7,000 passenger cars off the road for one year. The Government of Canada will continue to work with the Government of Nunavut to bring forward climate change measures that have a positive impact on northern communities and help Canada exceed our 2030 target and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Quotes “Even during this unprecedented time, we cannot stop the fight against climate change. Northern Canadians are among those witnessing climate change first-hand. By working together on practical and affordable solutions like the one in South Baffin, we are reducing carbon pollution, driving clean innovation, creating good jobs, and supporting healthier communities.” – The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs “Canada’s North is disproportionately impacted by global warming. The Government of Nunavut is working hard to combat any negative effects by enhancing the use of reusable-energy resources and implementing new energy-efficient equipment and technologies to reduce our climate change footprint. The South Baffin Energy Management Project is a great example of the innovative approaches our government is taking to reduce carbon emissions while also creating new employment opportunities for Nunavummiut. We are happy to partner with the federal government to foster healthier communities in the territory.” – The Honourable Joe Savikataaq, Premier of Nunavut and Minister of Environment Quick facts[*] The South Baffin Energy Management Project will benefit the local community and economy by creating over 300 job opportunities. The Project is expected to reduce the Government of Nunavut’s annual utility costs and improve local air quality by reducing diesel combustion. [*] Under the Government of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund, Nunavut is eligible to receive $31 million for programs like the one in South Baffin, which reduce carbon pollution and strengthen the economy. [*] The Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund is an important part of Canada’s climate action plan, and it’s helping put Canada on a path to meet and exceed the Paris Agreement target for 2030. Associated links[*]Low Carbon Economy Fund[*]Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate ChangeContacts Moira Kelly Press Secretary Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change 819-271-6218 [email protected] Media Relations Environment and Climate Change Canada 819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll-free) [email protected] Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Twitter page Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Facebook page From:Canada.ca
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New Ronald McDonald House in Halifax to benefit families of sick children across
Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 19, 2020—The health and well-being of Canadians are the top priorities of the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia. Even through the COVID-19 pandemic, the governments are continuing to take decisive action to support families and communities, and look ahead to see what more can be done. Strategic investments in social infrastructure play a key role in ensuring residents of the Maritimes have the right facilities to support families of children who are in need of life-saving care. Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Member of Parliament for Halifax; the Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia; the Honourable Labi Kousoulis, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education for Nova Scotia; and Scott McCain and Leslie McLean, Co-Chairs of the Capital Campaign, Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlantic, announced funding of $7.5 million to build a new Ronald McDonald House in Halifax to replace the existing smaller facility. The new facility will provide family-centred care and residential support to Maritime families with sick children who require medical care in Halifax. The fully accessible building will have 36 bedrooms and private bathrooms, suites for children with compromised immune systems, and modern spaces for programming. The project will double the number of families supported each year. In addition, the facility will provide emotional support programs, children’s activities, and day programming also open to families visiting the nearby IWK (Izaak Walton Killam) Health Centre. The Government of Canada is investing $4 million in this project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS) of the Investing in Canada plan. The Province of Nova Scotia is contributing $3.5 million and Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlantic and other donations will provide the balance of the funding for this project. Quotes “Investing in social infrastructure that supports families is essential to building healthy and resilient communities. With the construction of the new Ronald McDonald House in Halifax, families with sick children from across the Maritimes will be well supported when they come for care. We are very proud to work with our partners to deliver this important project.” Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Member of Parliament for Halifax “Having a sick or injured child puts a tremendous amount of stress on a family. Ronald McDonald House has been there for families across Nova Scotia and the Maritimes for over 35 years, and we are pleased to support this important project that will touch lives throughout the region.” The Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia “This announcement marks the beginning of a journey to ensure all Maritime families have a place to call home while dealing with the stress of a sick child. The new House will enable RMHC Atlantic to serve an additional 600 families annually, eliminate their wait list, and help keep more families together when they need each other most.” Scott McCain and Leslie McLean, Co-Chairs of the Capital Campaign, Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlantic Quick facts[*] Through the Investing in Canada plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities. [*] $25.3 billion of this funding is supporting social infrastructure in Canadian communities. [*] The Government of Canada has invested more than $791 million in 187 infrastructure projects across Nova Scotia under the Investing in Canada plan. [*] To support Canadians and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new stream has been added to the over $33-billion Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to help fund pandemic-resilient infrastructure. Existing program streams have also been adapted to include more eligible project categories. [*] The COVID-19 Resilience Stream will help other orders of governments whose finances have been significantly impacted by the pandemic by increasing the federal cost share for public infrastructure projects. [*] The Canada Healthy Communities Initiative will provide up to $31 million in existing federal funding to support communities as they deploy innovative new ways to adapt spaces and services to respond to immediate and ongoing needs arising from COVID-19 over the next two years. Associated links[*]Investing in COVID-19 Community Resilience[*]Canada Healthy Communities Initiative[*]Investing in Canada Plan Project Map[*]Federal infrastructure investments on Nova Scotia[*]Investing in Canada: Canada’s Long-Term Infrastructure PlanContacts Chantalle Aubertin Press Secretary Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities 613-941-0660 [email protected] Sarah Levy MacLeod Province of Nova Scotia 902-478-3229 [email protected] Geoff Tobin Communications Officer Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlantic 902-817-4068 [email protected] Media Relations Infrastructure Canada 613-960-9251 Toll free: 1-877-250-7154 Email: [email protected] Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Web: Infrastructure Canada From:Canada.ca
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Temporary closure of Gilmour Hill
The National Battlefields Commission (NBC) wishes to inform motorists that Gilmour Hill and a section of Montcalm Avenue will be closed on Thursday, August 20, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for street repair on Montcalm Avenue. There will be a detour via De Laune Avenue. The NBC thanks users for their understanding. Contacts Nathalie Allaire Communications Coordinator The National Battlefields Commission 418-455-8712, [email protected] theplainsofabraham.ca From:Canada.ca
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Removal of moveable dam at St. Andrews Lock and Dam
For immediate release Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 18, 2020 – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise boat and property owners on the Red and Assiniboine rivers of anticipated higher water levels and increased water flows caused by recent heavy precipitation in the Red River Basin. Consequently, it may be necessary to remove a portion of the moveable dam at the St. Andrews Lock and Dam by the end of this week. The removal may be necessary as the dam may not be able to maintain normal summer water levels over the next several weeks, or until water levels recede to normal. As a result of the removal, water levels between Lister Rapids and Lockport will be lower than normal. Other sections of the rivers may have higher than normal levels. Waters downstream and in the proximity of the dam should always be treated as dangerous, but can become even more so as water levels increase. Due to these higher water levels and dangerous currents, gated areas below the dam used for recreation may be closed and if so, would reopen when water levels recede to normal. Owners of vessels, barges and all property on the Red and Assiniboine rivers and their tributaries are advised to protect their property. PSPC encourages users to exercise caution when navigating in the area of the dam and the Red River, in the vicinity of Lister Rapids, due to fluctuating water levels and debris. Contacts Real Property Services Public Services and Procurement Canada [email protected] Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook From:Canada.ca
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